Boost Your Customers’ Security Postures With Remote Cyber Threat Assessments

Take this opportunity to educate your clients on the benefits of implementing a remote cyber threat assessment.

  • May 13, 2022 | Author: Allison Bergamo
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As your customers’ networks expand and increase in complexity, their IT teams often struggle with measuring the effectiveness of their current security solutions. They may rely on outdated or disparate tools to secure their networks as they try to gain visibility into potential threats. Take this opportunity to educate your clients on the benefits of implementing a remote cyber threat assessment that can provide them with the visibility and insights they need to strengthen their security postures.   

Conducting a cyber threat assessment such as Fortinet’s Cyber Threat Assessment Program (CTAP) helps identify gaps within a customer’s network while providing insights into the following:

Security Risk

  • Application vulnerabilities that are being used to attack their network
  • Malware and botnets that may be infecting their network
  • Phishing attacks that have broken through their defenses
  • Devices that are “at-risk” for a security breach


  • Application visibility and control including identifying what spam, newsletters or adult content may be impacting their email system

Utilization and Performance

  • What throughput, session and bandwidth usage requirements are needed for the network, email system and critical applications during peak hours

The Partner Opportunity Around Remote CTAPs

Fortinet offers three CTAP solutions that are purpose-built for your clients’ remote, hybrid and work-from-anywhere (WFA) security needs.

CTAP for Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW)
The CTAP for Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) monitors key indicators related to your customers’ network usage. Using a FortiGate-VM virtual appliance, you can remotely deploy a virtual FortiGate inside their network to monitor traffic. You can also generate reports detailing a customer’s security posture, focusing on threat prevention, user productivity and network productivity.

CTAP for Email
CTAP for Email focuses on identifying gaps in an organization’s current secure email gateway or hosted email platform. Performed remotely, a CTAP for Email redirects a copy of the customer’s cloud-based emails to a hosted FortiMail Cloud instance for analysis. Once the analysis is complete, an email risk assessment report is generated, highlighting security threats found within attachments and URLs, as well as impersonation analysis, newsletter/spam information and email utilization metrics.

Deploying a CTAP for SD-WAN provides increased visibility into a customer’s router usage, helping them identify network bottlenecks. Like the CTAP for NGFW assessment, you can remotely deploy a FortiGate-VM virtual appliance within a customer’s network to monitor traffic. The resulting report provides insight into business application usage, potential WAN cost reductions and security readiness.

There are two ways to find out if your customers’ security solutions aren’t meeting the needs of their environments—wait for a breach or run a cyber threat assessment. Choosing the latter will help strengthen your customers’ security postures as well as your relationships with them.


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